Here we are, week 23 and I still have a nasty cold. I think I will be making a doctor's appointment on Monday to make sure it isn't anything more than a cold. I did buy a humidifier and use it while I am sleeping, its AWESOME! I don't wake up in the middle of the night or in the morning with "fire lung."
We have been attending the "Birthing from Within" birthing class on Wednesdays for the past two weeks. Its a pretty awesome class and we are learning a lot from it. We use ice to practice pain coping skills, which I think will be super helpful come labor/birth time.
With my cold aside I feel pretty good. The only thing I am really experiencing that could be pregnancy related is some emotional stuff and a cloudy mind. Which still could just be related to my cold. Here's to hoping this pregnancy continues to be uneventful!
Your baby weighs about as much as a large mango -- just over a pound. (Length: more than 11 inches.)
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.